Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stranger Danger

I think I must have one of those faces. The kind that says, “I’m open to being approached by oddballs, weirdos and lunatics. Send me your worst.”

Of course leave it to the Universal Powers That Be to make this the one time they actually decide listen. Typical.

I’m fairly certain that you could drop someone who…(well let’s just say they may not be the brightest light on the tree) into a crowded sea of people and they would inevitably suction cup themselves to me.

It’s the face. I’m telling you.

My insides shriek, “Stranger danger!”

My face says, “Welcome.”

It’s a pretty poor combination, I must admit.

Last week I stopped by the store for some girlie things and as I made my way to the front of the line I was greeted with a smile and a “How are you this morning?”

“Fine thank you.”

As I dug in my purse for my debit card, the cashier says, “Girl…you can’t tell me you fine. I see what you’re buying.” With a knowing look she nods towards my girlie things. “There ain’t nothin about you today that‘s fine…believe you me. I can tell already, you gonna have one of them days.”

I glanced uncomfortably at the line of people behind me and thought to myself, well if my face is going to let me down, maybe I need to at least start practicing the angry eyes. That could be promising….

10 comments:

berly02 said...

Girl.
You seriously run into some inappropriate people.

Cowgirl in the City said...

lol! too funny! Let me know how the angry eyes works for you!

bonda84 said...

LMAO Welcome! I've been waiting for some normal company in the land of weirdos. Hopefully your angry eyes work better for you than mine, mine ususally just turns into the form of a twitch.

Princess Pessimism said...

I hate it when the random strangers approach me and make general comments about my life....

Deidre said...

I am also attract crazy people. Like the red rimmed eyed guy who spent ten minutes telling me how red my hair is (it's brown) and how I have an irish accent (I am american) and how I am from the part of Ireland called Nantucket - which we all know is in Massachusetts.

Le sigh.

heather yalin said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe someone actually said that!!!??? Sheesh! MYOB woman!

wanderingmenace said...

hahahaha
sounds like you and I have some things in common. I definitely feel your pain on the freak magnet.

angel, jr. said...

How inappropriate....

drollgirl said...

HA! i tend to get approached by the freaks in life. and those that think they know me and want to tell me all sorts of personal things as SOON as they meet me. it is a trip.

Jules said...

My hubby and I say that we attract the crazies too. People really need to learn how to bite their tongue and do their jobs. Keep working on the angry eyes. I just know it will work ;)